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    bnhorne1 posted:
    After having my precious daughter just over 17 months ago, I knew it would be a challenge to get back to the weight and activity level I was prior. I have now found a routine that is affordable and sustainable long-term! I would love to discuss my results thus far with anyone interested! I feel that I have finally found my purpose and that is to help other become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves! I want to hear from you! What has been your biggest struggle on the journey to weight loss? What have you tried in the past??
     
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    brunosbud responded:
    My suggestion to any woman wanting to have a baby: Prepare for it like it was a Superbowl. Get in the best shape of your life before you get pregnant then maintain a healthy diet, regular exercise and get plenty of rest until your baby is born. If you don't lose your "shape" during pregnancy, there's no need to look for it when you and your baby leave the hospital.
     
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    bnhorne1 replied to brunosbud's response:
    I actually was in shape prior to pregnancy and ate healthy throughout. I gained just under 20 pounds which was the recommendation from my OB. My struggle came beyond pregnancy. I suffered with severe postpartum depression . I had very little drive to do anything beyond live. Anyone that has been through it could easily relate I'm sure. I saw my dark days and that has now passed thankfully and this has prompted my healthier and happier living initiative
     
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    brunosbud replied to bnhorne1's response:
    imho, postpartum depression is red alert time; not really something you muddle thru. You go straight to your GP or OB, do not pass "Go", do not collect $200. But, without question, you ideally want to hit the ground running by having already established (1.) a healthy, balanced diet, (2.) a daily fitness regimen, and (3.) plenty of rest. Whether 9 or 90, fitness helps in unimaginable ways. Congrats on your new baby.


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